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Beck's Premier Light - Brauerei Beck & Co.

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BA SCORE
55
awful

158 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 2.19
pDev: 29.22%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Beck & Co. visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  2.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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nasty15108

New York

2.73/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dieting sucks, and for a craft beer drinker, its even worse. Becks lager is drinkable, so I figured I'd give Becks Light a shot.

A - Pale almost clear color. Not much of a head.

S - Slight Euro skunkiness, but not nearly as strong as what you would expect from a Becks. Grainy and slightly sweet.

T - Think half Becks, half club soda. Very carbonated with a slight saltiness.

MF&D - Watery and lacking any real flavor or characther. I guess it is what it is. Even if your trying to be good while dieting, I'm sure there are better options out there.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2010 01:38:35 | More by nasty15108
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

2.7/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Skunked, watery, German-style pilsner. There's no other way to describe it. It does have a more grainy malt character to it than Beck's Light, and there are some delicate hop flavors in the background, but there's really not much going on. The flavor ranks right up there with non-alcoholic beers, and for the extra 1.8% abv that you're getting I see no point in bothering with this at all. There are much better light beers out there! Unless, of course, you really like that German malt and hop flavor - but if that's the case why not really enjoy one good bottle of beer versus two of these? Disappointing to say the least...

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2006 19:07:43 | More by NeroFiddled
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Jordan1985rec

Maryland

2.65/5  rDev +21%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I picked up a six pack of this stuff and headed over to a friends house to play a game of Trivial Pursuit, I was drinking this and everybody else was drinking the Miller High Life that my roommate brought. Let's just say I won, easily. The beer itself is not horrible in context. By this I mean if you put it next to a "real" beer it tastes like piss swill, but on its own with the fact that this is a very light beer it tastes okay. I drank these straight out of the bottle so I didn't notice much of a head, but based on other reviews there wasn't much of one in a glass either. The color was golden but very light and the smell was nearly nonexistent. The taste was watery and left my mouth a bit dry after each sip. But on the good side each beer was only in the double digits on calories and I was able to drink a non-alcoholic beer and still win at Trivial Pursuit!

Good if you want to be sober and skinny.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2006 00:05:57 | More by Jordan1985rec
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Vancer

Illinois

2.63/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Popping this one for a review, as I got a sixer. Now, I’m reviewing as a LIGHT beer, as advertised.

Pour is a very clean, but very light straw with a decent white head that dies quickly. Aroma is the typical euro skunk and veggies – and it has a faily pronounced kick of those.

The taste of the euro style pilsner is actually pretty good, the big drawback is with the low alcohol comes the watered down body – fairly lifeless.

If you HAVE to drink low calorie, here ya go – otherwise, get the real deal.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2008 20:24:35 | More by Vancer
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

2.61/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Beck’s Premier Light has a thick, white head, a clear, bubbly, straw appearance, and basically no lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sweetness, bread, and cracker, with a touch of grass, and the flavor is of those elements, but at an extremely faded level. The mouthfeel is very light and watery, and Beck’s Premier Light finishes crisp, clean, dry, refreshing, easy drinking, and dull.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 00:42:28 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Brad007

Vermont

2.6/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Very pale in color with no head if any. Typical cooked corn/syrupy aroma that's somewhat sweet. Taste is much of the same except that it's almost bland and seltzer-like. Not sure if this can be called beer but I guess I could put it a bit above typical american light lagers.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2007 01:32:50 | More by Brad007
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LummyGiles

United Kingdom (England)

2.58/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Six pack of 355ml little green bottles.

Looks paler than any other lager I've seen.

Smells like any other lager, but from far away. Very weak aroma.

Tastes more like lager-flavoured water, than a lager. Light and refreshing, and you will not get drunk from this.

Nice for it's niche (light beers), but very bland and boring.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 18:15:00 | More by LummyGiles
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

2.58/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beck's premier light has a crystal clear, golden colored body and a small, bone-white head. Not retention or lacing.

The aroma is very weak. Just a touch of sweetness and not much else.

The flavor is extremely weak and watered down. However, I detect just a bit (perhaps a mirage on the horizon) of what I think is noble hops. A touch of light malt sweetness also. Really, this beer is mostly water and tastes mostly like water. For a light lager it is about what I would expect, but it is still not a great beer even as low alcohol beers go; the few craft brewers that produce the occasional low alcohol beers do a much better job. However, I don't know if any craft brewer puts out a beer with 64 calories.

Mouthfeel is light and fizzy.

You could certainly suck down a lot of these quickly due to the thin mouthfeel, low ABV and low flavor. Think about cutting a light beer with tonic water and then having a chugging contest; that would be some kind of drinkable right?

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2009 18:41:52 | More by Hojaminbag
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ConsumerOfBeer

Maryland

2.58/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Just your average American style light beer

A- Nothing special. Piss with some foam. :)

S- Decent, has some nice smell of hops and wheat.

T- Pretty full for a light beer, very wheaty and full-ish.

M- Not the greatest. Feels dark and plain.

O- Buy this as you would Miller light, Bud Light, or Coors Light.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 02:19:53 | More by ConsumerOfBeer
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Pauly2X

Wisconsin

2.58/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Damn near clear with a very light yellow green tinge (0.25 SRM maybe) quarter finger head faded very fast.

S- Grainy malt with just a light hint of noble hops.

T- Aperently the purity law doesn't give any mininum amounts of the 4 ingredients. The one good thing I can say is there's nothing offensive here. This is the remains of what might of been a decent german pils that got watered down, horribly.

M- Very, very light, carbonation isn't as bad as I thought.

D- Well water is drinkable isn't it.

This bad, but not in the "this tastes like piss" sense. There's just nothing here, that includes off-tastes and regular taste. I would pick it over BMC light beers however, as it seems as though Hops were at least within 20 feet of the kettle.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2008 11:07:11 | More by Pauly2X
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VDODSON

North Dakota

2.5/5  rDev +14.2%

02-20-2013 03:26:00 | More by VDODSON
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tdm168

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-14-2013 23:45:57 | More by tdm168
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HalfFull

California

2.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. green bottle into a pint glass, this beer pours light straw in color and quite clear. A half inch of foam settles to a surface ring in a minute or so.

Nose of very light grain and hops yet reminiscent of other offerings from Beck's to a degree. Taste follows with light notes abounding, or, at least there. This beer does indeed seem diluted to a degree yet seems comfortable in its own body. It is light and has a brief dry close. Feel exceeds its setup as there is some body there.

Seems as though we need a mini-light for these mini-ABV-brews for the caloric fearful amongst us. Then again, not, just go straight to Low Alcohol beers. Pass me a Bud Light please.

At half the strength of regular Beck's I took the liberty to dilute such in half. This beer surely exceeds that mixture and isn't nearly as watered down as others would imply. Still, a thin beer, yet not unexpected in body.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2009 07:08:39 | More by HalfFull
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user785335

Florida

2.5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-01-2013 18:21:07 | More by user785335
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hardcor33

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev +14.2%

06-07-2012 03:15:56 | More by hardcor33
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gkjhawk

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev +14.2%

08-07-2013 01:35:43 | More by gkjhawk
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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

2.5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-11-2013 04:34:33 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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RadicalEdward

California

2.5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-21-2011 07:30:42 | More by RadicalEdward
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AFchino

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev +14.2%

07-08-2014 03:33:44 | More by AFchino
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Gab4717

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev +14.2%

09-20-2013 01:42:56 | More by Gab4717
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johntfox

Florida

2.5/5  rDev +14.2%

05-21-2013 17:30:26 | More by johntfox
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev +14.2%

01-14-2012 15:32:57 | More by AndrewMichael
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Wortman1998

New York

2.5/5  rDev +14.2%

06-25-2014 18:32:35 | More by Wortman1998
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klewis

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear light straw color with a massive rush of bubbles and a brief head. Carbonation streams steadily throughout the course of the drink. No lacing.

S: Strong skunky aroma. Not pleasant.

T: Fortunately the skunk is gone in the taste. Surpirisingly malty with a taste of honey. The taste isn't very good, but I'll take it over most other light beers.

M: Light and watery with moderate-high carbonation. Finishes clean and dry.

D: By no means a good beer, but it tastes significantly better than any other light beer I've tried. At 2.3%, it's going to take a lot of these if you're planning on feeling any alcoholic effects (totally defeating the purpose of drnking a light beer), but if you're watching your weight and are having one or two social drinks, this may be your best choice.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2006 21:10:39 | More by klewis
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WVUbrew

West Virginia

2.5/5  rDev +14.2%

06-30-2014 00:17:57 | More by WVUbrew
Beck's Premier Light from Brauerei Beck & Co.
55 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.